Roots come from many documents.
Roots of American Constitutionalism
1.How did the different principles and ideas of classical republicanism and natural rights philosophy influence the Founder’s thoughts and views about government?
Classical republicanism focused on duties of the citizen rather than one’s rights. Citizens work together and ...Read the rest of this topic
These documents are what many consider to be the essential primary sources of the ideas informing and under girding the American Constitutional system. The selections range from as early as Magna Charta up to the Early National Period of American History.